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With occasional wisdom, stereotyped and biased
23 December 2018
Read this book with great expectations. But was disappointed to see the extreme biases. With the responsibility at work, if a man managed to squeeze in time to pick up and drop his kid, it is a big deal for him. If a woman wants to do end to end contribution in the family and not want to work, that is fine as well. She might have added the 'drama' exactly due to the fear of the kind of judgment that comes through from a 'successful' woman as the narrator or due to insecurities. It is okay, and don't ridicule. Be the better one in the loop and be kind. Somehow the language of the book felt like it was perennially on a high tone, almost like shouting. And could have used a bit more of empathy. Yes, the expectation for empathy is not because it was written by a woman but because it is deserved. Would have told the same if it was written by a man.